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Local workers - Field of qualification - Accommodation and Food Services

Within The Hills Shire, there are more Accommodation and Food Services with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

Field of Qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in The Hills Shire;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in The Hills Shire.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, The Hills Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Administrative and Support Services %Number%Administrative and Support Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences340.91.3300.91.6+4
Information Technology631.62.4361.12.0+27
Engineering and Related Technologies892.27.8812.47.4+8
Architecture and Building280.72.0200.60.9+8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies210.54.2220.64.2-1
Health641.63.4361.12.9+28
Education601.52.0411.22.6+19
Management and Commerce47712.026.239711.723.3+80
Society and Culture1684.26.41193.54.4+49
Creative Arts842.12.1752.22.6+9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services45611.53.037811.13.5+78
Mixed Field Programmes30.1--50.1---2
Not stated or inadequately described741.91.4992.92.8-25
No qualification2,35759.337.72,06260.642.0+295

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Administrative and Support Services: 1.3% Information Technology, Administrative and Support Services: 2.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Administrative and Support Services: 7.8% Architecture and Building, Administrative and Support Services: 2.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Administrative and Support Services: 4.2% Health, Administrative and Support Services: 3.4% Education, Administrative and Support Services: 2.0% Management and Commerce, Administrative and Support Services: 26.2% Society and Culture, Administrative and Support Services: 6.4% Creative Arts, Administrative and Support Services: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Administrative and Support Services: 3.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Administrative and Support Services: 1.4% No qualification, Administrative and Support Services: 37.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.9% Information Technology, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.2% Architecture and Building, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.5% Health, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.6% Education, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.5% Management and Commerce, Accommodation and Food Services: 12.0% Society and Culture, Accommodation and Food Services: 4.2% Creative Arts, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Accommodation and Food Services: 11.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.9% No qualification, Accommodation and Food Services: 59.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +4 Information Technology, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +27 Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +8 Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +8 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: -1 Health, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +28 Education, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +19 Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +80 Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +49 Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +9 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +78 Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: -2 Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: -25 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +295
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (477 people or 12.0%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (456 people or 11.5%)
  • Society and Culture (168 people or 4.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,101 people in total or 27.7% of the Accommodation and Food Services .

In comparison, the Administrative and Support Services workforce within The Hills Shire employed 26.2% in Management and Commerce; 3.0% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 6.4% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in The Hills Shire and the Administrative and Support Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (11.5% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.0% compared to 26.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (2.2% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.5% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+80 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+78 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+49 local workers)
  • Health (+28 local workers)

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